A First or Upper Second class honours degree (or its equivalent for overseas applicants) in English or a closely related area, plus the equivalent level of achievement in a recognised MA programme. We are happy, however, to consider applications from candidates with alternative qualifications.
Months of entry
Course contentThe PhD will require the student to develop their research skills and, to this end, they will be able to undertake a research skills audit and to attend seminars and workshops on research methods in the first year: in this way, students undertaking a PhD in Creative Writing will participate in School-wide training seminars which will develop useful research, teaching and IT skills, as well as seminars in relation to publication, authors' rights etc, which will be particularly useful to students of creative writing.
Information for international students
Students whose first language is not English require a minimum of IELTS 7.0 to include a writing score of 7.0 or TOEFL internet-based test score of 103.
Fees and fundingFor subject areas that hold awards in particular years, UK and EU applicants may enter the AHRC Block Grant Partnership competition (deadline 1st March). Applicants should discuss applying with their proposed supervisor as soon as possible. See the school website for current information, or contact the Admissions Administrator.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
- +44 (0)161 275 3559